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Minister for Children, Huw Irranca-Davies re-affirms Welsh Government commitment to equal legal protection for children

Children in Wales welcomes the news that the Minister for Children and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies has re-affirmed the Welsh Government’s plans to introduce legislation to remove the defence of reasonable punishment.

If brought into law, this would give children legal protection against physical punishment.

The Welsh Government has already engaged with parents through its #TalkParenting campaign, which has had nearly 1,000 responses so far.

Further engagement with the public and interested stakeholders will come in the New Year through a formal consultation.

Along with partners, Children in Wales has campaigned for our children to have equal legal protection to adults. We hope legislation will be clear and straightforward, and build on meaningful engagement with parents from the #TalkParenting campaign and other positive parenting campaigns.

You can read more about the announcement on the Welsh Government website, here.